Feb. 17th, 2017

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It's Forgotten Masterpiece Friday!

Black History Month continues with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), an English composer of Sierra Leone Krio descent known as the "African Mahler." It's easy to wonder what he might have done had he lived longer; he died of pneumonia at the height of his career, just as he was achieving widespread fame in the UK and the United States. Coleridge-Taylor's best known work, his secular cantata Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, remains somewhat widely performed, but his other music is well worth listening to as well.

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